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MLK Day: Changed Attitudes, Mindsets and Practices for the Greater Good of Everyone

Gary Pieters | Posted 03.20.2015 | Black Voices
Gary Pieters

King believed that "intelligence plus character ... is the goal of true education." In this respect, King in both word and deed demonstrated many of the character attributes that are essential to building and sustaining great communities.

It's Time for 'Freedom Summer 2015'

Mary Buffett | Posted 01.18.2015 | Politics
Mary Buffett

We need to have a national effort to counteract what has taken place in the last decade. We need to restore the millions of names that have been purged from the voter rolls.

State Lawmakers Look To Repeal Jim Crow Law Still On The Books

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

A group of state lawmakers in North Carolina is undertaking a new effort to eliminate a racist relic of the Jim Crow era that remains enshrined in the...

Trash-Talking America

William E. White | Posted 05.26.2013 | Politics
William E. White

If we ever hope to sponsor a productive debate in this country, we will have to spend as much time listening as we do talking. Grandstanding, posturing, and trash-talking the country is not helping.

The Tuskegee Airmen Discuss Their Battle During WWII With Discrimination

Lee Allport | Posted 04.28.2013 | Black Voices
Lee Allport

The Tuskegee Airmen were the first group of African-American military aviators. They fought in WWII and although they were risking their lives for our country, they were still subjected to Jim Crow laws.

North Carolina Amendment 1: Jim Crow 2.0

Joe Calder | Posted 07.08.2012 | Teen
Joe Calder

My question to all North Carolinians is this: Do we really want Amendment 1 of the North Carolina Constitution to restrict the rights of fellow citizens?

Escaping Jim Crow in Florida

Desmond Meade | Posted 03.29.2012 | Miami
Desmond Meade

I'm an American that's free enough to vote and practice law in South Carolina, then I should be free enough to vote and practice law in Florida. Redemption and restoration should be a prevailing spirit throughout the borders of the U.S.

Modern-Day 'Jim Crow' School Segregation?

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 12.23.2011 | Education

In a recent interview with Bloomberg, director of the University of Minnesota Law School’s Institute on Race & Poverty Myron Orfield said that char...

Paige Lavender

WATCH: Bill Clinton Goes After Voter ID Bills | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former President Bill Clinton went after Republican governors and legislators on Wednesday for their "disciplined, passionate, determine...

An Honest Man's Story Offers a Compelling Civil Rights Lesson

Kate Kelly | Posted 06.13.2011 | Education
Kate Kelly

To teach about civil rights, we need the stories of Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks, but we also need the stories of the unsung heroes like Worcy Crawford (1917-2010).

Want a job with incoming NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman? Then you'd better study up on Charles Hamilton Houston!

Claudia Ricci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Claudia Ricci

Eric Schneiderman, who is poised to become New York State's next Attorney General in just a few short weeks, has been interviewing a lot of lawyers la...

White Man's Burden: A History of Nationalism from Leonard Zeskind (VIDEO)

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

Zeskind explained to me in this interview that many of the mainstream mouthpieces bemoaning the disenfranchised white man are pandering to an existent culture ingrained with separatism.

Lock-up: What Behind the Mass Incarceration Across the Nation?

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arlene M. Roberts

Where have all the black men gone? Michelle Alexander, in her recently released book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, answers the question head on.

2009 Gary Roosevelt High School Commencement Address

Robert D. Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert D. Patterson

I really wanted to help them understand that despite the positive changes in the current political landscape, they will need to be prepared for the inevitable backlash.